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    The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly overwhelmingly endorsed on Wednesday a resolution that condemns Russia’s alleged role in Ukraine crisis, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

    HELSINKI (Sputnik) — The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is holding an annual parliamentary assembly session in Helsinki on July 5-9.

    The last-minute addition to the OSCE meeting’s agenda, initiated by Canada and Ukraine, was passed by 96 to 7 votes, with 32 abstentions. It was tabled at the parliamentary session despite initially failing to secure two thirds of votes.

    The paper denounces Russia’s "clear, gross and uncorrected violations of OSCE commitments and international norms" following the February 2014 coup in Ukraine.

    Moscow has been specifically accused by the West of sending troops and hardware across the border to help local militia in fight against Kiev forces. Russia has firmly and repeatedly denied this claim citing lack of evidence.


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